Cleaning up with Good Earth Beauty (and a giveaway)

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You’ve read about Good Earth Beauty several times on Beauty Info Zone. This is a brand that we are always happy to receive for articles and even happier to use. The Good Earth Beauty site is one that sells brands that are both natural and organic and in addition they’ve created their own brand which has all that goodness. Today we have a few bath and body products to share with you and also a giveaway.

MARCIA is using SHOWER WHIP

Shower Whip is an exfoliating whip that is also a soap. It’s available in 5 scrumptious fragrances: Flower Cart, Pink Lemonade, Chocolate Amour, Coconut Lime, and Lavender Vanilla.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip in Flower Cart

They are available in 12 oz tubs and all contain natural ingredients. I was sent a smaller size to test out. What I’ve found is that it’s gentle enough for both my face and body.

Ingredients:

Organic RAW Shea Butter, Virgin Coconut Oil, Organic Sunflower Oil, Vegetable Stearic Acid, Vegetable Glycerin, Powdered Volcanic Ash, Vitamin E, Grapeseed Oil, Natural fragrance and essential oils.

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Flower Cart is the one I have and the one that our giveaway winner will be receiving. The Good Earth Beauty description says it all: “Flower Cart Scent Description – Filled with the delightful and perfectly balanced aromas of blooming tulips, heavenly frangipani, purple hyacinth, exotic orchid and sweet lily of the valley.”

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

Good Earth Beauty Shower Whip

The granules in the whip are very subtle which I think is best for my skin. I want to add moisture to my skin, not remove it with harshness. It washes off well with either my hands or a wash cloth leaving a subtle scent behind. This isn’t a sugar scrub or a salt scrub, instead I believe the granules are from the powdered volcanic ash. Since it contains shea butter along with oils it’s a good moisturizing scrub that only strips away the dead skin and leaves behind softness.

LISA is using STRAWBERRY MARGARITA BODY WASH and STRAWBERRY LIP SCRUBGood Earth Beauty

This is one of those times I really wish our blog had a ‘scratch and sniff’ feature. The super scrumptious strawberry scent for both the Strawberry Margarita Body Wash ($18) and the Strawberry Lip Scrub ($8.25) is out of this world. These can be purchased separately, or – even better – together. The 8 0z. bottle of body wash and a 1 oz. jar of lip scrub set goes for just $20, a really terrific value.

Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Margarita Body WashThe Strawberry Margarita Body Wash is a very hydrating wash that scrubs up to a soft foam. It has some great ingredients, including organic milk and honey, that make it a very soothing soap that works for sensitive skin. The scent is a combination of fresh lime and ripe strawberry, along with just a hint of lemon. I am not kidding when I say that it smells INCREDIBLY delicious. It isn’t sugary sweet like some strawberry fragrances.  It’s more of a grown up take – I guess maybe that’s good since it’s modeled after an alcoholic drink – yet it will still take you back to your childhood and soft summer days picking ripe, juicy strawberries.  Good Earth Beauty Strawberry Lip ScrubGood Earth Beauty inside Strawberry Lip ScrubAnother mouth-watering scent can be found in the Strawberry Lip Scrub. It smells and tastes so darn good (the taste I am sure thanks to the sugar that puts the scrub into the product). A tiny scoop of the sugary scrub with a bit of water makes for a delicious exfoliating treatment for lips that leaves them plump and perfect. So yummy I really can’t get enough. All of Good Earth Beauty products have no parabens, pesticides, petroleum, propylene glycol, phthalates, sulfates, or artificial colors, and they are handmade with love in the USA.

 

GIVEAWAY INFORMATION: Good Earth Beauty is offering their Shower Whip in Flower Cart along with the Strawberry Lip Scrub to one US BIZ subscriber. This giveaway is open through 3/13/17 at 11:59 p.m. EST. If our comment section closes please email us your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Good Earth. Be sure you click “I commented” when you do this or Rafflecopter won’t recognize your entry. Thanks for entering, you’ll love this prize.

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Need a yogurt infusion? Aveeno® introduces new products and we have a giveaway @AveenoUS

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash

AVEENO® has welcomed 2017 in a great way. The newest addition to the Aveeno® family will have you all warm and cozy. These new products are formulated not only with their Active Naturals Oatmeal but now they have nutrient rich yogurt added. These will make your dry skin feel even more moisturized.             pr samples

There are two body washes as well as two body creams. Imagine the warm soothing smell of vanilla and oats that will make you forget the winter winds, cold, and snow. Also imagine the delicious fragrance of apricot and honey to whisk you away to an oasis of peace. That’s what you’ll get when using these products.

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Body Yogurt

AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING YOGURT BODY WASH

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Daily Moisturizing Yogurt Body Wash in vanilla and oats

If you haven’t used Aveeno’s® Body Washes yet you don’t know what you are missing. They are always creamy and never leave your skin stripped. Yogurt Body Wash is formulated with a patented Natrasurf® technology created to gently cleanse without damaging your skin or leaving it feel dry.

The two fragrances are new to Aveeno® and are delicious. I’m particularly fond of (obsessed with) the Apricot and Honey one. I love the sweetness of this and how it makes my shower smell.

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats

Aveeno® Yogurt in vanilla and oats

AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING BODY YOGURT

Same two great fragrances that are available in their body creams.  These contain the essential vitamins, lactose, proteins, lactic acid and lipids found in yogurt. These products contain a new Activbind® Complex which help provide long lasting moisture that will leave you hydrated for 48 hours.

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

Aveeno® yogurt in apricot and honey

These delicious winter friendly bath and body items are priced as $7.49 (body wash) and $7.99 (body yogurt lotion) and can be easily found where Aveeno® is sold. You won’t want to miss this experience.  — Marcia

NOW FOR A GIVEAWAY: Aveeno® is kindly offering 2 sets of each fragrance to 2 Beauty Info US subscribers. That means 4 winners. All you have to do is decide whether Vanilla and Oats OR Apricot and Honey is the one you’d be most eager to win and follow the rules on our Rafflecopter. If I can’t find your subscription and your comment you’d be eliminated. If comments close before the giveaway ends on 2/22/17 at 11:59 pm EST then email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it Aveeno. Be sure you click the I commented button in the Rafflecopter or your entry won’t show up when I have Rafflecopter choose the winners.

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Dove’s ready for you and your shower with Shower Foam

 

Dove Shower Foam

Dove Shower Foam

It’s not every day that I keep a balloon in my shower but Dove’s new Shower Foam is so light and airy that it deserves to share with a helium balloon. Dove Shower Foam won’t wear down my balloon because it’s as fluffy and delicate as can be.

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Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam

Dove Deep Moisture Shower Foam

But don’t get me wrong when I say delicate because this is heavy duty when it comes to cleansing. There are 4 versions of the new Dove Shower Foam: Deep Moisture, Shea Butter, Cool Moisture, and Sensitive Skin.

I was sent the Deep Moisture Foaming Body Wash to test out. Dove tells us that it helps skin feel clean and moisturized with this gently cleansing and deeply* nourishing shower foam. All of the foaming body washes contain NutriumMoisture™ to nourish deep into the surface layers of your skin.

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter

Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter has a warm vanilla scent.

Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin

Dove Shower Foam Sensitive Skin

Dove Sensitive Skin is hypoallergenic and very gentle.

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture

Dove Shower Foam Cool Moisture has a cucumber and green tea fragrance to it.

Now head into the shower with me:

Dove Shower Foam

Dove Shower Foam

It takes 3 easy steps to get clean, smooth skin. 1. Press the pump. 2. Spread the soft lather. 3. Enjoy a quick rinse. See what I mean about easy! There are more than 250 pumps in this 13.5 fl. oz. plastic bottle. At $5.99 it’s a bargain choice and you know how often items like this go on sale. Target has the best price for this right now so head over there for your moisturizing, fluffy shower foam and clean the day away.  —  Marcia

Dove Shower Foam in Deep Moisture

Dove Shower Foam in Deep Moisture

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Spread the love with FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set

There are lots of ways to spread some love and one of my favorite ways is with FarmHouse Fresh. I always think of this company as the one that got Marcia to cross over to the dark side of body products!!  I couldn’t get her interested until I insisted she try FarmHouse Fresh, and now we have to arm wrestle for every product they send us to test. But don’t worry, we arm wrestle with love in our hearts!!  sample

I believe Marcia told me that the Whoopie! scent from FarmHouse Fresh is yummy deliciousness in a bottle. If you haven’t smelled this before, you are missing a real treat – FHF says it’s an ‘irresistibly delicious buttercream aroma reminiscent of the home baked Whoopie pies made famous by farmers of yesterday who would shout with joy, “Whoopie!” when they found the heavenly desserts in their lunch pails.”

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set

Right now, FarmHouse Fresh has a fantastic gift set of Whoopie! goodness available, which I think is a perfect V-Day gift for a friend – or, of course, for yourself.  The Whoopie! Deluxe Gift Set ($54) comes with four fabulous Whoopie! items:

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Body Wash

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Body Wash

1.  Full size Whoopie! Body Cream:  I love this body cream. The scent is soft but noticeable. In fact, I probably look a little weird when I wear this because I keep stealing a sniff of my arm every so often. Ingredients include Shea and cocoa butters, jojoba seed oil, soybean oil, aloe and vitamins A and E.  This 90% natural, vegan and gluten free body cream leaves skin incredible soft, and it calms irritated skin.

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Hand Cream

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Hand Cream

2. Travel size Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream:  I actually keep a tube of this 90% natural, vegan, and gluten-free hand cream at my work desk and people will stop by just to ask for a squeeze of the white velvet cake-scented goodness. Not only does Whoopie! Shea Butter Hand Cream smell magically delicious, it is a heavenly moisturizer for dry skin and cuticles. Packed inside the cute light pink tube are shea and cocoa butters plus Vitamin E saturated Jojoba and Soybean oils for tackling the most problematic dry skin. The travel size is perfect for keeping in your purse and for taking on your adventures.

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Body Wash

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Body Wash

3.  Whoopie! Cream Body Wash: This is a delight. The body wash has aloe, vitamin E, sodium PCA, plus a bunch of extracts like chamomile, arnica flower, and green tea. It smells fantastic, cleans beautifully, and plumps up skin with tons of hydration. This 95% natural body wash is in a travel-friendly 3.3 oz bottle.

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Soy Blend Candle

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Soy Blend Candle

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Soy Blend Candle

FarmHouse Fresh Whoopie! Soy Blend Candle

4.  Whoopie! Travel Candle: it is amazing how useful this candle is! I just went on a three day business trip and the hotel I stayed in was fine…but the room smelled stale and just…not like home. I burned this lovely soy-based candle and was immediately less homesick. The 1.7 oz. candle has 15 to 20 hours of burn time.

If you need a great V-Day gift for your mom or your girlfriend or just for you, I highly recommend this wonderful gift set. And unlike the namesake buttercream cake, this luscious hand cream won’t add inches to your waistline.

Be sure to check out this lovely (and still practical!) gift set.  – Lisa

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This set is available at the FarmHouse Fresh website

Beauty items to stock up on! Bargains for Meijer Fall Beauty Week

L'Oreal Root Cover Up and Yes to Carrots Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion

I have been loving Facebook lately because of all the awesome ‘back to school’ photos. I don’t care how old you are, there is something magical about this time of year…new beginnings, new friends, and even better – new beauty products! Fall is the perfect time to finish up the products you got for summer and replenish your stash. I’ve partnered with Meijer in anticipation of their Fall Beauty Week that starts September 11th and here are four items to stock up on that are worth the extra closet and drawer space.

Dove Men CareDove Deep Moisture Hydrating Body Wash

1.Body wash. I’ve been using Dove Body Wash forever, so I am happy to see that these will be on sale at Meijer during Fall Beauty Week. If the men in your life are like mine, they resist body wash in favor of bar soap…but I think the Dove Clean Comfort will change their minds. This is an excellent multi-purpose soap that works for body and face, and it has a refreshing outdoorsy scent that isn’t overwhelming.

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste
2. Toothpaste. We all need toothpaste and there are so many options out there (and so many on sale next week!), but I hope you will try my favorite, Colgate Optic White Platinum. I am totally stocking up on this – I prefer a paste over a gel, and this one makes teeth visibly whiter in just three days.Yes to Carrots Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion

3.  Body lotion. Lotion is a year round must-have and I know I panic when I don’t have back up bottles. I am loving the Yes to Coconut Ultra Light Spray Body Lotion because it seems perfect in every sort of weather – it’s light, so it feels great even in hot and sticky weather. It’s super hydrating, so it’s perfect for dry winter skin.  t’s also so nice to have a spray lotion, which makes application easy and convenient. This was even a 2014 Allure Best of Beauty Winner.

L'Oreal Root Cover Up
4.  Root cover up. Gals who color their hair have a deep understanding of the nightmare that begins with the dreaded last spray of root cover up. I always have three bottles of this on hand…any less and I start to panic. The L’Oreal Root Cover Up is perfect for instantly touching up roots, and the money saved by stretching out time between hair appointments is incredible. Stock up while this is on sale!!

So many of my favorite items are on sale next week that I have a whole other post with skin care recommendations. These four items are the ones to buy multiples of for the upcoming winter – take advantage of the wonderful prices on these fantastic products during Fall Beauty Week at Meijer!  – Lisa

Meijer Back to School Dove and Colgate products

*post sponsored by Meijer, all opinions and advice my own!

Sweating with Orange Theory and getting clean with LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3-in-1 Sport Luxe

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I have been taking advantage of my extra time off this summer by concentrating on getting fit and healthy. Last June I discovered Orange Theory Fitness, which is a nation-wide gym based on the theory that keeping your heart rate at a particular level (the orange level) for at least 12 minutes in an hour results in an increased metabolic rate for the next 36 hours. That means less working out and more burning fat!

Orange Theory FitnessWhat I love most about the Orange Theory classes is they totally fly by. It’s interval training with three different types of stations – treadmill, rowing machines, and weights – and you don’t do anything for very long, which means it never get monotonous. Hey, I can do pretty much anything for 90 seconds! I also love the results. I’ve never slimmed down so fast. What I don’t particularly love is how I smell after a class. I walk out of there so sweaty it literally looks like I just got out of the shower…although it definitely doesn’t smell that way.

LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3 in 1 Sport LuxeOnce I get home I immediately jump in the shower and lather up with Lavanila Laboratories Healthy Sport Luxe Bodywash ($16), which is a sulfate-free body wash that was created specifically for tackling the sweat and oil that come from a really great workout. Ingredients include coconut oil infused with something called Smartsport Technology, which is gentle but still cleanses like crazy. It also has rosehip and aloe, making it a nice base for shaving.

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LaVanila The Healthy Body Wash 3 in 1 Sport LuxeThis sulfate-free body wash smells wonderfully fresh and clean in a unisex way – I guess the packaging suggests it’s marketed for women, but the men in your life will love it too.  The Healthy Sport Luxe Bodywash is part of the new ‘100% Healthy products made with love and without harsh chemicals’ from LaVanila. You won’t be reluctant to break a sweat with this terrific body wash!  – Lisa

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Don’t worry, bee happy with our Beessential Giveaway!

beessential-logoWho is the hardest working insect in show business? The honey bee! Bees are essential to our agriculture and the body and skin care company Beessential celebrates the honey bee with their wonderful natural products.

BeessentialEverything Beessential makes is mixed by hand on their beehive family farm in Ohio. Each product starts with fresh honey, beeswax and Propolis. They only add other natural ingredients like coconut, olive and hemp oils, so their body washes, creams, and lip balms are all natural and free of chemicals. Get ready to ‘bee’ super excited — this awesome cruelty-free company is offering a giveaway just for Beauty Info Zone readers!Beessential Giveaway!

I have to hand to this great little company – they not only support the environment, they also support the charity of your choice, as 10% of their profits are donated to whatever charity you choose at SweetYear.Org.

I tested the Beessential Natural Body Wash ($8.99), Foaming Hand Soap ($7.99), and Natural Lip Balms ($10.15 for a pack of 4). The body washes and hand soaps all have a lovely combination of honey, aloe, hemp, and coconut and olive oils that cleanse and leave skin super moist and soft. They lather up beautifully and smell terrific!Beessential Moisturizing Natural Body Wash

For your body, the Grapefruit & Lemongrass Body Wash is a fresh smelling cleanser that feels so good in the shower.

  • Natural Body Wash for Sensitive Skin
  • Fresh and revitalizing natural citrus scent
  • Made with moisturizing Coconut, Olive and Hemp oils
  • Aloe and Honey soften skin
  • Moisturizing, gentle Virgin Hemp Oil and Vegetable Glycerin
  • SLS-Free Body Wash

The scent is subtle and more on the green side than on the citrus side. Other scents available include Peppermint and Lavender & Bergamot.

Beessential Foaming Hand SoapThe Natural Foaming Hand Soap is completely different from the body wash. It isn’t a gel, it’s a foamy consistency right from the get go. The Grapefruit and Lemongrass scent is so beautiful and refreshing and the Lavender & Bergamot scent is wonderfully soothing.

  • Clean, pleasant scent
  • Uses natural cleansers gentle on skin
  • Moisture-rich, luxurious lather
  • Nourishing Coconut, Olive and Virgin Hemp Oils
  • Aloe, HoneyHydrating
  • SLS and Paraben Free

The coconut and olive oils cleanse, and the hemp, honey, and aloe leave hands soft and supple.

Beessential Natural Lip BalmBeessential Natural Lip BalmI have a bit of an obsession with lip balm and Beessential’s Natural Lip Balm is definitely the bee’s knees. Ingredients include virgin olive and coconut oils, beeswax, aloe, honey, and hemp…a moisturizing party for your lips. The 4 pack is an awesome value at only $10.15, and the flavors available include Lemon Lavender, Orange Ginger, Peppermint, and Honey (my personal favorite!).

You can find Beessential online, and there is also a store locator on their website.

Beessential Giveaway Prize 1Beessential Giveaway Prize 2This just might ‘bee’ your lucky day, because Beessential has offered a giveaway! You could win one of two prize packages. Both prizes include a full size Relaxing Lavender Hand & Body Cream with Bergamot, which is an awesome shea and cupuacu butter based moisturizing cream that gives skin mega hydration. One winner will also get a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Lemon Lavender, and the other winner will receive a Natural Lip Balm 4 pack in Peppermint. Bee smart and enter now!  – Lisa
Giveaway information:   This giveaway ends 7/6/16 at 11:59 PM EST and is US only. The two requirements to move on in the Rafflecopter: Subscribe to Beauty Info Zone’s email and leave a comment. After that, do as many of the additional entries as you want. If the comment section decides not to cooperate, just email me at beautyinfozone@gmail.com and label it BEE. Comment in the email and continue on.

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*items reviewed and giveaway courtesy of Beessential, opinions all mine